Monday, December 04, 2006

Dominican Salve on YouTube

A future thesis in ecclesiastical history may well be The Role of YouTube in Fostering Organic Liturgical Development, 2006-2010, given the increasing ubiquity of good masses popping up in the world of embedded video of late. This one is a splendid little gem showing the Irish Dominicans of San Clemente in Rome singing the Salve at the conclusion of Compline on the eve of their patronal feast-day. This is particularly memorable to me as I've experienced St. Clement's day proper at the old basilica, during my student days in Rome, as described in an old essay on The Shrine of the Holy Whapping.